EPIC Urges Senate Intelligence to Ask FBI about Agency Response to Russia Attack

In advance of the hearing on Russian Interference with the 2016 U.S. Election, EPIC has sent a statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee. EPIC urged the Committee to ask the FBI witness whether the FBI Victim Notification procedures were followed once the FBI became aware of the Russian cyberattack on the DNC and the RNC. In a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit EPIC v. FBI, EPIC obtained the FBI notification procedures that would have applied during the 2016 Presidential election. The documents indicate that the FBI Cyber Division is to "notify and disseminate meaningful information to victims and the CND [Computer Network Defense] community." The obvious question at this point, said EPIC, is whether the FBI followed the required procedures for Victim Notification once the Bureau became aware of this attack. In a related FOIA case, EPIC v. ODNI, EPIC is seeking the public release of the complete report of the intelligence community on the Russian interference with the 2016 election. EPIC sent a similar letter to the House Intelligence Committee.


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